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5 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Child to a Boarding School

The thought of sending your kid to a boarding school can be unsettling. Some parents may reject it altogether because of numerous reasons. It’s okay to be apprehensive about sending your young one...

A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Child Plan

To plan for your child’s secure future – education, marriage, lifestyle etc., you have a galore of investment options today – mutual funds, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, child saving plan and...

Communication – The Core of Parenting

Last weekend proved to be an eye opener in many ways. One of us from the ParentEdge magazine team attended a CoRe (Communication and Relationship) workshop anchored by Mr. Kichu Krishnan, who has...

Child Safety – What Parents Can and Should Do

Two horrific acts of sexual violence against children at school premises, have our nation’s adults understandably shocked and outraged. Over the last few years, such incidents have been...

Helping children deal with ‘Back to School’ anxiety

Many schools in India that follow the international curriculum will open shortly. Parents of children for whom school has reopened already should also read this blog – it will help you...

The importance of doing nothing

“I feel like I’m in Jail,” mutters my daughter. She can’t even grumble aloud, because even that is forbidden during jail-sentence. I’m taken aback and offended, when I am told this by...

Humour in Parenting

(This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) “Humour,” says Edward deBono, who coined the term lateral thinking, “is by far the most significant behaviour...

Depression in Teenagers

Depression among children and adolescents is a reality. However, unfortunately, most of the times when a teenager is showing signs of depression, we as parents, teachers and adults, just put it down...

Dealing with Childhood Obesity

I come from a place where the only way to demonstrate love was through food. My mother never hugged us or said ‘I love you’ or tucked us into bed with a story and a goodnight kiss. My mother...

Teens and their relationships

Teenage or adolescence is an age marked by not only rampant hormonal and physical changes but also by intense emotional upheavals. The way a parent deals with their children in their teens can make...